Provincial elections in Iraq will take place on Saturday, but early voting has already begun for some groups. Check out this video to see some of the measures that UN and Iraqi officials have taken to prevent fraud (that purple ink is not just for style).

The Washington Post reports considerably less violence in the run-up to these elections than to that of their historic predecessor three years ago. But I don’t care what the Post says; that ink looks more purple than blue to me.

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